We commit to working together with families to provide a safe, loving and nurturing environment in which each child will grow in their faith through the Bible, relationships, and prayer. Families and children will be equipped to go and share God’s love with others.

Children’s Christmas Drama 2020

Bible Memory Program

Family Message Videos:

Toddler – Kindergarten Videos


1st – 5th grade videos


Click here for the link to the  Children’s Ministry YouTube page

Special Needs: We work together with parents of special needs children to design a plan to meet the child’s needs and provide for a meaningful church experience for the entire family.

All parents: please complete this form as it applies to Sunday mornings at First Church: Student registration form. 

Questions or to volunteer: Contact Angie Walker at 616-534-5465.


We strive to have a Christ centered, safe, clean, and nurturing environment in our infant (birth – age 1 1/2) and toddler nurseries (age 1 1/2 – 2 1/2).

Our nursery is available year long, every Sunday, for our worship service and Sunday School hour. Occasionally, the nursery is also available during special times; such as concerts and fundraising events. When applicable, a note will be published in the bulletin to notify parents that nursery is available during these events.

Questions or to volunteer: Contact Angie Walker at 616-534-5465.

Young 3’s

The Young 3’s class takes place on Sunday mornings during the service at 9:30 AM.

Each week your child learns a key concept. The story, activity, and coloring page reinforce the concept. The children sing and pray to God, engage in music activities, have playtime, and enjoy a snack. This program is intended to be a transition between nursery and Children in Worship and takes place January – May.


Children in Worship

Children in Worship begins at the beginning of the service, 9:30 AM, and ends at 11:45 AM. This is for children age 3 (by September 1) through Kindergarten. Children’s Worship starts in September and concludes in May.

During this special time, the children’s faith is nurtured through Bible stories, hands-on activities, crafts, movement and music, and much more.

Grades 1st – 3rd

Sunday morning 10:45 – 11:45 AM

Using a large and small group format, these grades walk through the Bible together with a variety of fun, relational, hands-on activities and experiences. Offered September – May.

Grades 4th & 5th

Sunday morning 10:45 – 11:45 AM

This is a time to navigate and dig deeper into the Bible in fun, relative, creative, and hands-on ways.  Tween will learn and explore even more about the Bible, about the relationship they have with God, and their relationships with others.